First year Drake coming into full colors.
Handsome and fully mature, these two Sea Scoter drakes display their rich colorful bills. It’s not often we see such a vivid and well defined coloration on these coastal waterfowl.
Great Blue Heron in Action on Humboldt Bay, Eureka, CA
Wing-span of eight feet.
After the catch, take off towards the mudflats for feasting.
Gadwall hen paddles along a narrow marsh waterway as a torrent of rainfall pelts down.
Beauty of this image is multiplied as water drops are caught streaking through mid air, beads are forming on the back of our hen, and marsh foliage reflections glisten across the water.
Early spring time exploration on the lowlands near Humboldt Bay paid off when the Golden Eye hen sailed over a stand of reeds and cattails.